· Inexpensive composition notebook
· Collage Image – PID # 635 (Marie Antoinette)
· Ranger alcohol inks – rich black, stream, espresso
· Ranger alcohol ink blending tool
· Aluminum foil
· Double sided tape
· Bling and embellishments of your choice
· Die Cut Machine, embossing folders
Attach a sheet of aluminum foil to an 8 ½ x 11” piece of cardstock with a strong adhesive. I used double sided sticky tape. Smooth it out with your hands, and cut it to whatever sizes will work with your die cut machine. (I have a Big Kick). Run the pieces through the machine with the embossing folders of your choice. (I used Cuttlebug’s Script and Textile Texture).
You can leave the embossed foil as is, or color and/or distress it. I used a mix of rich black and espresso alcohol inks to color the four pieces I used to cover the notebook.
I colored the scraps of the embossed foil with stream alcohol ink and used them to further embellish the cover (and also hide the seams!).
Make a double mat with coordinating cardstock (I cut mine with nestabilities fancy label dies, but you can use any shape mat you like, cut freehand or from one of your dies) and attach your favorite PID image. I love this one of Marie Antoinette.
Add whatever other embellishments you like….I chose a leaf die cut and some crystals.
Cover the inside and back covers of the journal with coordinating paper and no one will ever guess this started out as a humble old composition notebook.
Friday, September 4, 2009